Professional Services - Migration Engineer

Professional Services Remote, United States Somerset, New Jersey Austin, Texas San Antonio, Texas


Rackspace is hiring Migrations Engineers in our Professional Services department to join our team full time in San Antonio, Austin, or Remote Work from Home for exceptional candidates. 

Overview & Responsibilities:

Do you enjoy working with leading platform technologies, and have a desire to help customers migrate their workloads from on-premise solutions to public and private clouds? Are you experienced in core systems administrator (Windows or Linux), migration techniques/tooling and have a proven track record of troubleshooting difficult issues in real-time?


Rackspace’s rapidly growing Professional Services team is looking to hire candidates with hands-on experience migrating applications/data across all the industry-leading private and public cloud platforms. Migrating an organization's data and applications to modern public and private cloud solutions is one of the most important steps in any cloud journey, and Rackspace is looking to add key talent that can deliver efficient and effective migrations for our customers. We pride ourselves on great customer experiences and outcomes and look for our Rackers to take the same pride in their roles.


A successful candidate must have systems administration experience with Linux or Windows operating systems; hands-on experience with traditional hosting technologies (e.g. server virtualization, dedicated hosting); public cloud experience with one or more leading cloud providers (AWS, Azure, Google, Alibaba); experience integrating customer applications with cloud services and Rackspace technologies (e.g. monitoring, networking, backups); experience working with remote teams across time zones, and collaboratively creating / improving standard operating procedures and runbooks is key.



  • Execute migrations using workload migration tools
  • Create, maintain, and use Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s) for migration execution
  • Create, maintain, and execute migration runbooks/tasks
  • Work with Engagement/Project Managers to provide timely status updates on project/engagement
  • Multi-task in an environment of changing priorities
  • Work within and across Agile teams to design, implement, test and support technical solutions across a full stack of technologies
  • Work closely across teams (Support, Solution Architecture) and peers to establish and follow best practices while solving customer problems
  • Continually expand knowledge in the areas of new technological developments and trends



  • Good written and verbal communications skills
  • Solid problem-solving abilities coupled with a bias for action
  • Experience working with enterprise customers
  • Demonstrated, strong analytical capabilities and technical knowledge by providing supportable technical solutions
  • Attention to detail in documenting information and ability to show ownership of follow through in customer resolutions
  • Expertise in OS, networking and cloud architecture fundamentals
  • Hands-on knowledge for migrating OS workloads
  • Strong CLI and API technology use experience (e.g., PowerShell, Python, Ruby, Bash, YAML or JSON)
  • Knowledge of core cloud products and services (e.g., AWS, Azure, Google, Alibaba)
  • Understanding of migration concepts and mechanisms (e.g., The 6 R’s; synchronization mechanisms - block, image, file; sequencing and application grouping; landing zone/blueprints.
  • Up to 25% Travel required when needed. 


  • Bi-lingual skills a plus, must be fluent in English
  • General knowledge of areas of business operations beyond IT
  • Professional Services consulting/engineering experience
  • Working knowledge or exposure to Agile teams
  • Experience of broader additional Cloud Product sets such as server-less, data analytics, automation, etc.



  • AS-Computer Science/BS-Computer Science PREFERRED; HSG/GED or equivalent required
  • 6+ years of relevant technical experience required, INCLUDING AT LEAST 2 years’ engineering experience in migration, implementation, and production management
  • Advanced knowledge and experience on at least one industry-leading cloud platform
  • At least one top tier technical certifications in a highly desired technology domain (OS/Cloud) preferred